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"The land in question, with its modern capital at Skopje, was called Paionia in antiquity. Mt. Barnous and Mt. Orbelos (which today form the northern limits of Greece) provide a natural barrier that separated then, and separates today, Macedonia from its southern neighbor. The only real connection is along the Axios/ Vardar River and even this valley does not form a line of communication because it is divided by gorges”. The import of the above passage means that ancient Macedonia was situated on the territory of today‟s Greece, while the territory of today‟s Republic of Macedonia coincided with the territory of Paionia. This premise would deny today‟s Macedonians the right to claim their own ancient Macedonian ethno-cultural heritage. It has the effect of restricting their historical antecedents to Paionia, alone. Indeed, it is difficult to understand how classical scholars could ignore certain salient facts. The borders of ancient Macedonia changed constantly over different periods. At its inception ancient Macedonia spread only over a small part of what is today southwestern Macedonia. Later, the conquests of its rulers effected changes in Macedonia‟s borders. There was a period when a large part of ancient Macedonia was located on the territory of Macedonia that came under Greek authority for the first time in 1913. (Today, Macedonians living in this recently-acquired Greek territory historically have been denied by local authorities any right to identify with their ethnic or national traditions). In earlier times, ancient Macedonia also spread over a large portion of today‟s Republic of Macedonia. Surely, the signatories are aware of the ancient Macedonian region Lyncus, which largely extended over the territory of today‟s Republic of Macedonia. The ancient Greek geographer, Strabo, (63/64 BCE – ca. CE 24), states: that the „“Lyncus,” region was an inextricable part of ancient Macedonia.” He also wrote: "…in fact the regions around Lyncus, Pelagonia, Orestia, and Elimeia, used to be called Upper Macedonia, though later on they

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